Some people love the mere thought of organising their homes. They find it to be a therapeutic process to create an orderly and uncluttered space. For others, it may feel like a complete challenge — or more like a never-ending uphill struggle.
No matter which category you fall into, our ultimate guide to organising your home will have your space as neat as a pin! So, grab your wastebasket as we go discover clever ways to unclutter and organise your home — room by room.
How To Organise Your Living Room
Start organising your room by defining its purpose. If you use it as a multi-purpose space, consider using the right equipment to keep things tidy. For example, if you also have your study or home office in the living area, use organisers under the desk to keep things hidden and cable caddies to control haphazard cables.
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For families, setting up defined areas for kids to play and contain their toys will keep the rest of the space free from kids’ belongings. You can create a play area with a fun DIY, too.
The shelves in your living room deserve organised arrangements of pieces, too. Be sure to check out tips and tricks to style shelves, ensuring you create an uncluttered look while displaying items.
And, of course, it’s very easy for clutter to build up in the living room. An effective way to cope with the problem is to incorporate a wastebasket — but make sure it fits the overall style of the room, too. For example, you may choose a cane basket for paper waste or a felt basket (as shown above) for blankets and throws.
Tip: Work on the living room in a series of steps. Beginning with a 30-minute haul will instantly make the space look big and have you motivated for the rest of the project.
How To Organise Your Bedroom
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Organising bedrooms takes a bit of strategy to make sure every bit of space counts. In addition to decluttering your closets and removing everything you don’t need, pay attention to unused spaces with potential.
A prime location is the space under the bed. Use rolling storage containers to store items such as blankets, throws, and perhaps even wrapping paper under your bed. This will keep them out of sight and free up space in the bedroom.
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Keep flat surfaces (such as those of your nightstand and vanity) clear by mounting artwork onto the wall and forming fun gallery wall compositions. Incorporate a blanket rack that keeps the blankets organised and tidy while also doubling as decor, and opt for a handwoven basket to store decorative pillows when they’re not in use. Also, be sure to get rid of those clothes piled up on your bedroom chair by adding a hamper to contain them. You can place this in the closet or near it.
How To Organise Your Kitchen
Effectively organising your kitchen begins with removing everything and assessing the functionality you need. Only display the things you regularly use, store items you need but don’t regularly use in closed cabinets, and get rid of expired items. Proceed to place everything back in spot by dividing the area into zones. For example:
A pantry (may be a dedicated cabinet)
Everyday items (dishes and other essentials, placed close to reach)
Bar (coffee, tea bags, related machinery, etc.)
Cooking essentials (pots, pans, mixing spoons, and more)
Spice cabinet (turmeric, chilli flakes, etc.)
Other tools (scissors, pens, tape, and more)
Make use of vacant wall space by hanging pots and pans onto wall-mounted hooks. Throw out unsightly cardboard boxes and packages of cereals, nuts, flour, and other food items, and decant their contents into clear containers. Bonus points if you use fun labels!
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Drawer dividers also come in handy when it comes to keeping your drawers organised, as well as cork boards on the inside of cabinets to hold small items or display your favourite recipes.
How To Organise Your Bathroom
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Keeping the counters clutter-free is the first step to organising your bathroom. Beyond that, there are several tips and tricks you can use to keep the space neat and tidy. Mount storage solutions onto the wall to store items for everyday use, such as cosmetics and skincare products.
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Utilise turntables to organise toiletries and to allow easy access. For a decorative touch, you can display decorative items on trays placed on countertops. Also, make the display of toilet paper more aesthetic by stacking it into wicker baskets.
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Make use of a tiered organiser with wheels if you have extra floor space. This allows you to stock up on essentials and move it around the space wherever the supplies are needed. If you have a large bathroom, make good use of free floor space by adding freestanding storage cabinets, such as the cupboard in the image above.
Organising your home is a massive project — and mentally brainstorming beforehand is essential! This guide to organising your home is a great place to get your juices flowing. Take things a step at a time and room-by-room, and soon your place will become the calm and peaceful sanctuary you deserve!
If you’re looking to integrate smart organisation and expert spacial optimisation into your space, connect with one of our Interior Design Gurus, and allow them to design a floor plan or 3D rendering of your space, tailored to your style preferences and needs!